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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Representative for Washington’s 3rd District

Herrera Beutler, a Republican, is the representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 5, 2011. Herrera Beutler is next up for reelection in 2018.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Herrera Beutler.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Herrera Beutler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Herrera Beutler has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 76% FreedomWorks: 65% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 3% NIAC Action: F

Committee Membership

Jaime Herrera Beutler sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Herrera Beutler was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Herrera Beutler sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (24%) Emergency Management (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Water Resources Development (12%) Animals (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Herrera Beutler’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Herrera Beutler’s Vote Vote Description
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
Nay H.R. 805: Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act of 2015
Jun 23, 2015. Passed 378/25.
The Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act, or DOTCOM Act, would slow down the process of transitioning control over the Internet’s domain name system (e.g. the .com’s and .net’s) from being U.S.-government run to being run by a non-governmental global “multistakeholder” community. The National ...
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Nay H.R. 1324: Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act of 2015
Apr 28, 2015. Passed 381/30.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Nay S. 1603 (113th): Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act
Sep 16, 2014. Passed 359/64.
Nay H.R. 4152 (113th): Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014
Apr 1, 2014. Passed 378/34.
No H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 23, 2013. Passed 285/144.
Aye H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Nov 2017, Herrera Beutler missed 634 of 4,772 roll call votes, which is 13.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 2 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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